Category Archives: Research

Natural History Mystery

Of Wolves, Moose and Old Bones In August 2008, Ohio Historical Society Senior Curator of Natural History Bob Glotzhober found out about an accidental discovery of bones of a rare fossil animal, the extinct stag-moose (Cervalces scotti). A landowner near … Continue reading

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What’s Between the Sheets?

Newspaper Research For Genealogists April 29, 2010, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Newspapers contain vast amounts of family history information beyond obituaries yet are often overlooked as a resource. This class will cover birth, death and marriage announcements as well as … Continue reading

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Batter Up!

Ohio Historical Society Adds Pages to Chronicling America Just in time for the start of baseball, the Ohio Historical Society has made a new contribution to the National Digital Newspaper Program and Chronicling America. Historic newspapers, like the Democratic Banner … Continue reading

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Collections Cataloged and Available to Researchers

The Manuscripts & Visual Resources Team at the Ohio Historical Society is pleased to announce that a variety of collections are now cataloged and available to researchers.  These original manuscript and photographic collections are housed at the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus, Ohio.  They are available for use in … Continue reading

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Photographs in the Mail

You may notice when examining older postcards that some look like real photographs. In 1902 Eastman Kodak began manufacturing postcard stock on which photographs were directly developed. Other manufacturers of photographic products soon followed Kodak’s lead. These postcards, known as … Continue reading

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OHS Photographs Used in Columbus Neighborhoods Series

When producers at WOSU began research for their Columbus Neighborhoods documentary series they contacted the Ohio Historical Society. The series is intended to celebrate the upcoming bicentennial of Columbus in 2012. We were pleased to provide access to our photographic … Continue reading

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Now for Number 6

The 6th Most Embarrassing Moment of Ohio History is… 6. Traitor Runs for Governor Canada (1863). Clement Vallandingham, a Congressman from Dayton, opposed the Civil War.  He was voted out in 1862, but continued to make speeches calling for the end … Continue reading

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Collections Cataloged and Available to Researchers

The Manuscripts & Visual Resources Team at the Ohio Historical Society is pleased to announce that a variety of new collections are cataloged and available to researchers.  These original manuscript and photographic collections are housed at the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus, Ohio.  They are available for use … Continue reading

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2010 Geneaology Workshop Series

The Ohio Historical Society Archives/Library (OHS), the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) and the Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society (FCGHS) jointly offer a series of programs designed to introduce family history researchers to the many records and resources available to … Continue reading

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Collections Cataloged and Available to Researchers

The Manuscripts & Visual Resources Team at the Ohio Historical Society is pleased to announce that a variety of new collections are cataloged and available to researchers.  These original manuscript and photographic collections are housed at the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus, Ohio.  They are available for use … Continue reading

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